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Muslim Quarter: Small Group Night Market Foodie Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

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Activity provider: China Xian Tour

Muslim Quarter: Small Group Night Market Foodie Walking Tour

Activity provider: China Xian Tour

From US$ 33.93 per person

Explore the historical Muslim Quarter for authentic food with your expert local guide in this 2.5-hour foodie tour. Choose the option to admire the peaceful Great Mosque hidden in the crowded market.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup optional
Your Hotel. The driver will be holding your name and waiting for you.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit Xian's best snack street for locals with tasty foods on hand
  • Choose the option to marvel at China's largest and best preserved Chinese Mosque hidden in the street
  • Discover what food and restaurant real locals love
  • Experience the profound Muslim cultural atmosphere
Full description
The Muslim Quarter’s narrow lanes are full of butcher shops, sesame oil factories, smaller mosques hidden behind enormous wooden doors, men in white skullcaps and women with their heads covered in colored scarves. Steeped in history, the neighborhood has housed a largely Muslim population since the 7th century. Many of the dishes served have changed little since that time. With a group of 7 people or fewer, this tour will offer incredible smells and tastes. Chefs stir-fry lamb and spices in hot woks set over blazing hot coal ovens. Nearby, hawkers roast walnuts or sell prunes of varying prices and degrees of quality. Stacks of bamboo baskets filled with mutton and beef dumplings steam away next to fresh fruit vendors and old ladies stir-frying potatoes. In addition to tasting the exquisite local cuisine, you can also choose the option to explore the largest and best-preserved of the early mosques of China like the Great Mosque, which was built primarily in the Ming Dynasty when Chinese architectural elements were synthesized into mosque architecture. After walking through the main street, your tour guide will lead you to the small lane in the quarter to the Sajinqiao area, where the real delicacies are.
  • Your tour guide will point out the best stall to have these foods: Roujiamo (Chinese hamburger), Liangpi (cold noodles), Yangrou Paomo (Mutton and bread pieces in soup), Biang Biang Mian (Biang Biang noodles), Zenggao (glutinous rice and date cake), Suan Tang Shuijiao (hot and sour soup dumpling), Jiasan Guantangbao (Jiasan soup dumpling)
  • English tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Great Mosque (if option selected)
  • Direct transfer to the meeting point (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • People over 80 years

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Meeting point

Xian Bell Tower Hotel. Your tour guide will be waiting for you with a GetYourGuide Logo

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  • Please provide the hotel name and room number (if any) for transfer option
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4.5 /5

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not guides fault but this should not have been run as a tour during golden week as the crowds were so bad you could not get into any shops or food places. in fact the street was so crowded it was a complete waste of time to do as walking down the street was dam near impossible

October 10, 2019

A very attentive and nice guide: Simon!

I was guided by Simon - we have been a very small group :) So I had the change to ask and talk a lot with him. We had also a nice stop at a tea shop - which was very interesting ... with the help of Simon I learned a lot about China and I enjoyed this evening very much - Thank you, Simon and greetings from Germany!

May 12, 2019

Best street food tour! The muslin area is a very interesting place with a nice food street, kilometeres long! We had a super local tour guide, who showed us the secret places, brought us to the best food places and showed us where and how the locals eat. It was fun and interesting! I highly recommend this tour to everybody. Thanks to our tourguide Noble for the excellent tour. :)

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March 12, 2019

Product ID: 207312